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Shek O, Hong Kong

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#2 of 15 in Beaches in Hong Kong
A contrast to Hong Kong's tall skyscrapers and big business, the seaside village of Shek O shows the island's other side: pleasant beaches, a relaxed pace, and nature to explore. The area is even home to a prehistoric rock carving, depicting geometric designs and animals. Seemingly untouched by the arrival of the British, this little town has a stronger Chinese feel to it, with narrow lanes, colorful houses, and small temples. A hike up to a popular viewpoint affords a panoramic view of the coastline below. Use our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning site to visit Shek O on your trip to Hong Kong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is the kind of atmosphere and set-up I was expecting in Stanley (which disappointed me), with a laid back feel and beautiful beach. Best on the island? Maybe, it runs Repulse Bay close. Worth com...  more »
  • The sandy beaches of Shek O San on the three sides of the mountain, the scenery is very beautiful, on the beach will feel very relaxed, but when the day to go there is a lot of sand and seaweed in the sea, so that the sea looks a bit dirty feeling
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  • Shek O is one of the must visit places of Hong Kong. It is easily reachable by city bus (route # 9) or the green mini bus from Chai wan. Water quality is not good, a bit polluted but fair enough for s...  more »

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Head to Tsim Sha Tsui for the main tourist section of Hong Kong, where it's easy to find reasonably priced accommodations to suit your particular requirements, with more expensive hotels closer to the water and side streets offering budget hostels. You can also consider Hong Kong Island, which offers easy links to the mainland via its ferry and train lines. Chain hotels sit in the northern section of the island, where luxury and budget options remain available.
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